9780415419468

Land, Water and Development: Sustainable and Adaptive Management of Rivers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415419468

  • ISBN10:

    0415419468

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-10-24
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This book brings into a structure and vision a surplus of recent individual themes of world water and river basin management. Using more than 600 newly published and web sources it is essential and innovative reading for students and researchers of Geography, Civil Engineering and Environmental Science.

Table of Contents

A 'World Water Crisis'? The History and Current Trajectory of Water Management
Hydraulic Cultures and Religious Codes: Management in Advance of Science
The Rise of Hydraulics and Hydrology
Monks, Mills and Mines: Coordination but Abuse in England
Urbanisation and Industrialization: A Steep Deterioration
Sustainability, the Current 'crisis' and the Challenges of the Future
The River Basin (Eco)System: Biophysical Dynamics, 'Natural' and 'Compromised'
Flow of Water and Transport of Sediment
Channel Morphology: Indicating Process and State?
Towards the 'Fluvial Hydrosystem': Floodplains
Sediment Delivery at the Basin Scale: Sources, Pathways and Targets
Incorporating the Basin Sediment System in Ecosystem Management
Land-Water Interactions: The Evidence Base for Catchment Planning and Management
Vegetation, Soils and Hydrology: A Humid Climate Perspective
Groundwater Exploitation and Protection
The Devil of the Detail: Runoff Modifications in Developed River Basins
Land and Water: Off-site Impacts on Water Quality and Biota
Conclusions: Towards Water Body 'Pressures'
Managing Land, Water and Rivers in the Developed World: An International Survey
Development and the River Basin
River Basin Management in the USA
Canadian River Basin Management
Australia: Lessons Learned Late on a Settler Legacy
New Zealand: Resource Management Conditioned by Hazard
Reflections: National Priorities in the Developed World
River Basins and Development: Sample Trajectories
New Millennium, New Tensions: Incorporating Poverty and Health in the Water Agenda
Characteristics of Water Development Projects in the Twentieth Century: 'gigantism'
A Development Focus: Food, Power and Trade in Drylands
River Basin Management in Iran: The Zayandeh Rud
The Nile: A Definitive Case of Hydropolitics
River Basin Development Authorities: Experience Elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: A Unique Water Management Experiment
Land-Use Writ Large? Himalayan Headwaters and the GBM
Is the Dam-based Megaproject a Thing of the Past?
Development and Rivers: Broad Trends
Technical Issues in River Basin Management
Soil Erosion
A Stressed Global Food Supply - 'Water for Food, Water for Life'
Dams and Development: Sedimentation, Environmental Flows, Impact Assessment
Conservation and Restoration of River Channels and Wetlands
Climatic Change and River Basin Management
Conclusion
Institutional Issues in River Basin Management: Stasis and Change in England and Wales
Delivering IWRM/IRBM Within Contexts of Rights and Governance
Can Basin Authorities Work? From TVA to CMAs and RBDs
Case Study: The Evolution of Basin Management Institutions in England and Wales
A Flood-prone Nation: Land Drainage Leads the Way
Basin-scale Regulation: Water Resources and Pollution
Private or Public? Economics and Environment
An Environment Agency for Sustainable Development and the WFD
Integration With Land-use Planning: Flooding Leads Again
The Spotlight of Sustainable Development
River Basin Institutions and Developing Nations
Institutions for International River Basin Management
Sustainability and Subsidiarity: Scale-sensitive Institutions/Organizations Which Can Plan Basin Development
Sustainable River Basin Management With Uncertain Knowledge
A 'Watery Form of Sustainability'
Science in the 'New Environmental Age' and the 'Risk Society'
Uncertain 'Science Speaks to Power'
Uncertain Science and Land-water Management: The Early Evidence
Uncertain Science and Land-water Management: Where now?
Implementation: Land-use Controls in River Basins - The Case of UK Forestry
Broadening Horizons: New Knowledge: People Speak to
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